FOUR BITS: Tebow, Wuerffel, Winslow, Culpepper

By Adam Silverstein
September 19, 2013

1 » Offers are coming in fast and furious for quarterback Tim Tebow – just not from NFL teams. Last week an AFL team, the L.A. KISS, offered Tebow a three-year contract that could be “worth millions” Yes, the KISS are owned by the band of the same name. No, Tebow will not be playing there. Also an unlikely destination for Tebow is Russia, though he did receive an offer of $1 million to play two games with the Moscow Black Storm. “We have offered him $1 million for two games,” team owner Mikhail Zaitsman told Russia Beyond the Headlines. “I talked with him personally and he wanted to go.” Well, yes and no. “[Tebow’s agents are] thinking of using him as a motivational speaker. They don’t want him to play football,” Zaitsman admitted.

What Tebow has actually been doing as of late is working out in Southern California. He first spotted outside a USC gym on Sept. 10 and was then captured on film throwing on a baseball field just days later. Videos at the bottom of this post. A friend of OnlyGators.com spotted Tebow at a Los Angeles, CA, restaurant Wednesday evening. Tebow has not spoken with the media since being released.

2 » The Florida Gators officially announced Thursday that former quarterback Danny Wuerffel will serve as the honorary Mr. Two Bits ahead of Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers. Wuerffel, who OnlyGators.com first reported will be honored at the game for his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, is the second former player to serve in this role after running back Errict Rhett did fantastic job prior to the season opener against Toledo. Check out OnlyGators.com’s interview with Wuerffel from Aug. 29 and conversation with Rhett following his performance.

UF writer Scott Carter spoke with the real and original Mr. Two Bits, George Edmonson, who said he approves of the new tradition. “That’s great,” he said. “I was pleased to hear about it. They wanted to check with me before they did it and I told them I think that’s a great idea. I feel honored that some of these celebrities would portray me out there on the field before the game.”


3 » Florida head basketball coach Billy Donovan recruiting acumen has once again paid off as the Gators are in the running for five-star 2014 forward Justise Winslow (Houston, TX), who decided to officially visit Gainesville, FL, on Saturday during Tennessee weekend. Winslow, ranked ninth nationally in his recruiting class by Rivals, is an extremely talented player with great range and growing confidence. As of press time, he has a final eight that includes other big-name basketball programs like Arizona, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas and UCLA along with Stanford and Texas A&M. (UK is not believed to be truly under consideration for his services).

4 » Former Florida defensive tackle Brad Culpepper – a consensus All-American, First Team All-SEC player and winner of the Draddy Trophy in 1991 as well as a member of the UF Athletic Hall of Fame – is competing as a cast member on season 27 of Survivor. Brad (44) joins his wife Monica Culpepper (42), a returning player who was the fifth player eliminated on her season. The couple’s CBS bio can be found here and their introductory video here. Survivor: Blood vs. Water premiered on Wednesday.

Extra BITS » Videos of Tebow throwing the football at USC.


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